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February 16, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — ros @ 2:41 am

Woohoo! It’s meme time!  \o/5 things

Vanessa at What Geeks Eat has tagged me with this meme. The idea is I tell you 5 things about me (as the name suggests) that you didn’t know before.

A few weeks ago I would have thought this was easy. since I then believed few of my ‘real life friends’ were reading this blog. Recently, however,  some  lurkers have been brought to my attention, at least one of whom (yes, Dale, I’m talking about you) knows almost everything about me. Another lurker, (James I KNOW, you’re reading) knows everything about me.  So this is a meme I’ve had to think long and hard about. I think that everyone apart from James and perhaps Goon should be unaware of something in this list. 

  1. When I had spare time, I used to  really be in to learning card tricks and mentalism-type magic. Because of this I was a big fan of Derren Brown’s (who I got to meet once, yay!) Max Maven’s and Luke Jermay’s writing. I like to think I was getting quite good at card magic before maths and cooking completely took over my life. One day, I hope to goket good again.
  2. Due to my parents’ superstitious nature, during my childhood I gained a very extensive education in the predictive ….umm… ‘arts’?  I was very well trained in  astrology, palmistry and tarot. I never learnt to read runes properly though. Seriously, if you ask me to tell your future by any one of these means, I could do it like a pro. The fact that I don’t believe in it is beside the point!  Actually, it probably helps!
  3. Now if the last one didn’t sound stupid to you, this one will! . I have a weird… well…. it’s not  a fear as such….  I suppose its a total irrational hate ….of rough ceramic. Goon has a pestle and mortar made of this stuff and I can’t be anywhere near when he uses it. The sound drives me mental! Also I can’t pick it up. It feels awful! The same thing happens if I’m near broken porcelain. No, I don’t understand it either.
  4. I have double jointed thumbs and I use them deliberately to freak people out, as I do with my bizzarely long, oddly shaped tongue. I take pride in the fact I am a freak!
  5. During my teenage years I genuinely believed I was allergic to alcohol. I had violent reactions to very small amounts the first two times I tried it and didn’t notice that it was because I had the same type of alcohol both times (a certain brand of cheap vodka). I do really appear to have an intolerance to some cheap vodkas (and a couple of other things) but it took me a few years to realise  that practically any other type of alcohol is ok. Gin is especially good. :D  

From what I understand, I’m supposed to tag 5 more people to do this. I’m not sure if I’m meant to stick to food bloggers or not, but, let’s face it, it’s probably a lot safer than asking any of my friends what 5 things I didn’t know about them.

Also, this seems to be a long running meme, so I’ve had to check who hadn’t done this or a similar one already. I think the following five bloggers are ok for this.

So I shall tag, Julia at a Slice of Cherry Pie, Lea at Copperpots, Amanda at What We’re Eating (although I’m a bit suprised no one got to her before me), Jeanne at Cook Sister! and Kathryn at either one of her blogs, (Kathryn cooks with Jamie or From Page to Plate).

Take it away, ladies!


  1. I love these things about you. I can totally see you do a card trick that includes the use of your double jointed thumbs. Perhaps you can combine linear equations, card tricks, and your thumbs…cool.

    Comment by Vanessa — February 16, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  2. Look, a post! I am a lurker no longer. :)

    Your Memsaab post made me chuckle…

    Comment by James — February 17, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

  3. Weird! I used to think I was allergic to alcohol too!!! I would get really warm and uncomfortable and completely break out in red spots! It ended up going away… altho it has happened once or twice in recent years… for no particular reason. Same thing happens to my mom.

    Funny story about the tarot… I am sure youre probably the only one who could say they learned divination involuntarily! ;)

    Comment by Lea — February 25, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

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